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Tectonic Plates

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  • The Earth's surface is cracked into large pieces called tectonic plates.
  • Tectonic plates slowly move, creating mountains, islands and even re-arranging continents.
  • Scientists can track the history of the plate movements by analyzing fossils and rock layers.

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Level 1

Define convection. How does it affect tectonic plates?

Level 2

What are the 3 types of plate boundaries? Describe each.

Level 3

Explain the scientific evidence that supports continental drift.